Alexandre de Serpa Pinto

Alexandre de Serpa Pinto

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto (aka Serpa Pinto April 10, 1846 - December 28, 1900) was a Portuguese explorer of southern Africa and a colonial administrator. Serpa Pinto was born at the Castelo de Poldras (Tendais) in Cinf es, a portuguese village on the river Douro. He joined Col gio Militar at age 10. There he became the first student Battalion Commander in 1864, when he joined the Portuguese army and was sent to Mozambique. In 1869 he took part in suppressing tribes in revolt around the lower Zambezi. In the same year, Pinto went to eastern Africa on an exploration of the Zambezi River. Eight years later he led an expedition from Benguela, Angola, into the basins of the Congo and Zambezi rivers. The town of Menongue was named Serpa Pinto, after him, up to 1975. In 1877, he and Portuguese naval captains Capelo and Ivens were sent to explore the southern African interior.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135958097
  • 9786135958096